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Solstice Wind Quintet blows through Astoria

Works for flute, horn, oboe, bassoon, clarinet performed May 25 at Liberty Theatre

Published on May 23, 2018 11:14AM

Solstice Wind Quintet

Courtesy Liberty Theatre

Solstice Wind Quintet

ASTORIA — As part of the Classical Series, Solstice Wind Quintet is performing new works by Washington composer Ryan Hare for flute, horn, oboe, bassoon and clarinet 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St. Tickets are $20 general admission.

The Solstice Wind Quintet is the resident faculty wind quintet at Washington State University. Every year, Solstice tours throughout the Northwest, receiving acclaim for vibrant performances of standard and modern repertoire, as well as exciting new works composed specially for the ensemble.

Founded in 1978, the group regularly performs for prestigious chamber music series, at universities, art museums and public schools. In fall 2005, Solstice performed a live concert for National Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday,” broadcast on Northwest Public Radio.

Hare teaches composition, music theory and bassoon at WSU. Having served as composer in residence for the Washington Idaho Symphony from 2011 to 2015, his compositions have been heard in venues and festivals throughout the U.S., and also in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Chile, Thailand, China and the Philippines.


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